Kasia Fudakowski’s works often assume a position between physicality and abstraction, with an affinity for the absurd and humorous. The same applies to her annual edition. The piece comprises fifteen ceramic life-size eyelids to which the artist has glued fake eyelashes and grouped them together in an absurdist Dadaesque eyelid mobile.
Fudakowski uses the title, Blinking Bonkers, to create a humorous connection with the shape of the eyelid, referencing the eye’s ability to blink but also the notion of craziness or insanity. The British idiom “to be on the blink” also means that something is broken or not working quite right. These various interpretations of the title combined with the work’s appearance create an image of eyelids that wink crazily at the viewer, as if they cannot believe their own eyes.